A lack of housing of every scale is creating a generational challenge for our city. We're neighbors in Salt Lake City who want to live in inclusive and diverse communities. We’re standing up for people-centered, pro-housing policies that mean that our city will continue to be a welcoming place for future generations.
SLC Neighbors for More Neighbors was formed by a network of neighbors advocating for more housing, stronger neighborhoods, and everyone to benefit from the opportunities our city provides. We’re focused on bringing together the people of Salt Lake City to make sure that housing policy works for us all.
From long-time residents to newcomers, everyone should have a place in our city and we’re working to make sure that everyone can find the housing they deserve. Through collaborative, data-driven activism, we’re changing the terms of debate in Salt Lake City. Together, we’re fighting for inclusive housing policies, more density, and planning practices that strengthen neighborhood economic development.
As we’ve formed our organization, we’ve been inspired by Neighbors for More Neighbors, YIMBY Action, More Neighbors Dallas. These inspiring advocates have inspired our work since our first day and we couldn’t be more grateful to them for the inspiration and vision they’ve helped inspire nationwide.
Opportunity blossoms in cities and we’re fighting to make space in ours for everyone who wants to live here.
SLC Neighbors for More Neighbors advocates for equitable, sustainable, and thriving communities through housing that is accessible to all.
SLC Neighbors for More Neighbors envisions a sustainable city where present and future generations live fulfilling lives ensured by abundant housing, inclusive neighborhoods, and equal opportunity.
Together, we’re working to heal and reverse the effects of systemic racism and discrimination that have been perpetuated within the housing sector since its founding. Our work will create communities where renters are empowered, displacement is limited and mitigated, residents’ housing needs are met, and those who don’t have a home have integrated support to find one. Our vision includes everyone: renters, owners, and those experiencing homelessness; people of all ages, abilities, backgrounds, ethnicities, sexual orientation and gender identity, and income levels.
SLC’s future is bright. We believe that equitable, affordable, and abundant housing is a crucial step to achieving truly great communities.
To achieve our mission, we’re working toward the four following goals in SLC:
1) Ending Parking Mandates: Requiring parking mandates for housing leads to increased construction costs, reduced affordability, and encourages car dependency. By ending parking mandates, we can prioritize the efficient use of land, promote alternative transportation options, reduce housing costs, and create more vibrant, walkable communities. READ MORE
2) Upzoning for Inclusive and Equitable Communities: Upzoning allows for increased housing density, which is essential for creating inclusive and equitable communities. By allowing for more diverse housing options and increasing supply, upzoning helps address housing shortages, promotes socioeconomic diversity, and reduces segregation, ensuring that everyone has access to quality housing in well-connected neighborhoods. READ MORE
3) Inventory and Utilize Public Lands for More Housing: Public lands represent valuable assets that can be leveraged to address the housing crisis. By identifying and utilizing public lands for housing development, we can increase housing supply, promote affordable housing initiatives, and ensure that public resources are utilized for the benefit of the community, providing much-needed homes for residents. READ MORE
4) Allowing Smaller Lot Sizes: Permitting smaller lot sizes allows for more efficient land use and promotes affordable housing options. By embracing smaller lot sizes, communities can accommodate a larger population, increase housing density, and promote socioeconomic diversity. This approach also supports sustainable development practices, enhances walkability, and fosters a sense of community, leading to more vibrant and inclusive neighborhoods. READ MORE
Welcoming Neighbors Network: The Welcoming Neighbors Network is the country’s largest nationwide coalition of grassroots pro-housing organizations, and counts many impactful groups in its ranks, including California YIMBY and Open New York, as well as the Minnesota-based Neighbors for More Neighbors, from which our organization takes its inspiration. It serves as a forum for like-minded pro-housing groups to convene, coordinate, share successful strategies with one another, and to unite to help make pro-housing policy a reality in the United States.